AMS demonstration event aided by Modulift Spreader Beams
Congratulations to AMS, Designers, manufacturers & distributors of Aircraft Recovery Systems who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in business.
Throughout this very special day, the Internationally recognised aircraft recovery experts laid on a full day of presentation, food and merriment to a host of suppliers, customers and staff.
The initial demonstration exercise consisted of an ‘Air Bag Lift’ literally lifting the nose of a full-sized aeroplane. This staggering feat amazed the on-looking crowd as a huge blow-up rubber lifting bag was placed under the belly of the plane. As the inflation of the bag reached it’s peak, the nose of the aircraft brought the plane into a level horizontal state.
One spectator Ian Devine from Dublin Airport expressed how excited he was to be invited to today’s demonstration “Our staff come here every year for training and it’s great AMS keeping us up to speed with innovations.”
After lunch, MD speech and cutting of the cake, demonstration two got into full swing as a Modulift spreader beam was called in to action. The modular lifting rig consisting of a Modulift Spreader Beam, clevis drop links and hanging plates, created the desired multiple lifting point, to effortlessly the weight of the Gulf Air jet whilst supporting the fuselage frame structure effectively. This unique modular system can be adjusted to fit all sizes of aircraft.
The mobile crane began it’s lift, taking up the slings until they were taut allowing the crane to gently glide the plane upwards, again to a horizontal state. A precision 50 tonne turntable was positioned underneath as the crane lowered the aircraft on to it. Concluding in a safe and flawless lift whilst providing a fantastic training exercise for all of those watching.
Ashwani Khanna from Delhi International Airport was delighted to be in attendance having come all the way from India, he expressed how ‘Very impressed and knowledgeable’ the day had been for him. And how “This demonstration was just perfect”.
Another member of the most impressed audience was Mark Roberts of Air Canada “It’s a nice learning experience, interesting to see how it all comes together with proper lifting techniques”.
To watch this awesome lift on video … Please Click here